Thorne Dreyer's guests on Rag Radio are Joe R. Lansdale, multi-genre novelist perhaps best known for his Hap and Leonard series of dark, ironic mysteries, and Joe's daughter, Kasey Lansdale, a singer-songwriter and author. The father-daughter team recently released a collaborative short story collection, Terror is Our Business: Dana Roberts' Casebook of Horrors.
Joe Lansdale has authored more than 80 novels, short story collections, comic book adaptations, and graphic novels, many in the horror, mystery, and thriller genres. Several of his books have been adapted for film and television, including the Hap and Leonard series developed at the Sundance channel but also streaming on Netflix, and the 2014 film, Cold in July, starring Michael C. Hall, Sam Shepard, and Don Johnson. Cold in July had limited theatrical release and is currently streaming on Netflix. Lansdale lives in Nacogdoches, Texas, and much of his work, which is often set in East Texas, has anti-racist and social justice themes. Joe is also a martial arts instructor and is a member of the U.S. and international Martial Arts Hall of Fame.
Photo above: Thorne Dreyer, from left, Kasey Landale, and Joe R. Lansdale. Photo by Roger Baker / Rag Radio.
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